Interviewee ID: 990162
Parent's name: Tsend
Year of Birth: 1940
Notes on education: büren dund
Work: master technician / retired
Born in: Mörön sum, Hentii aimag
Lives in: Nalaih sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: seamstress
Father's profession: cook
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Summary of Interview 090315B with Ailtgüi
The shoe factory located in Han-Uul district was closed down in 1993 due to the social changes from the democratic revolution. Almost all of the 5000 workers were left unemployed. Ailtgüi was already retired in 1989. Actually, the second factory established in 1982 from the shoe factory and equipped with Czech technology was expected to be a factory with good working conditions and highly productivity. Ailtgüi liked very much the period of socialist society and did not like democracy so much. Her feeling was closely connected to the fact that many factories collapsed and many workers lost their work places, subsequently, their living conditions have worsened since Mongolia transitioned into a democratic society.
Ailtgüi gave birth to 8 children and raised them. In the socialist period, women had to go back to work within 45 days after their babies’ birth. She received the first class medallion that was issued to women who gave birth to 8 or more children.
She went to the shoe factory at Rostov in the Soviet Union for 3 months in order to improve her specialty.
Her father was a cook and her mother was a sewer. Ailtgüi herself worked for the shoe factory her entire life. Two of her children followed her mother’s footstep and started sewing shoes just after democracy took place.